Running a Marathon? Top 10 Tips

London Marathon 2017

Download our PDF of London Marathon 2017 It seems like yesterday London runners tied their laces to compete in the 2016 London Marathon. So, before this year’s London Marathon, we thought it might be helpful to (i) explain some of the common problems experienced by runners, (ii) characterise a ‘niggle’ versus a possible ‘injury’, (iii) […]

Neck Stretches

Stretches for a Healthy Neck

 Download Stretches for a Healthy Neck pdf Benefits of stretching Addresses muscle imbalances Improves flexibility Reduces risk of injury Improves performance How to stretch Try to stretch when warm if you can. You will get a better result if you have done a little exercise. Stretch slowly, until you feel a pull in the muscle. Don’t bounce. […]

Stretches for Healthy Back

Stretches for a Healthy Back

 Download Stretches for a Healthy Back pdf Benefits of stretching Addresses muscle imbalances Improves flexibility Reduces risk of injury Improves performance How to stretch Try to stretch when warm if you can. You will get a better result if you have done a little exercise. Stretch slowly, until you feel a pull in the muscle. […]

Dynamic Stretching

What is dynamic stretching and why do it?

   Download our PDF of Dynamic Stretching Exercises Dynamic stretches are a great way to help you warm up for exercise, improve flexibility and performance. Dynamic stretches are active movements of muscle that provide a stretch but are not sustained in the end position. The opposite of this is static stretching (see our article on […]

Overuse Injuries in Sport & Exercise

Overuse Injuries in Sport & Exercise

   Download our Overuse Injuries in Sport & Exercise pdf. What is an Overuse Injury? Chronic injuries are sometimes referred to as cumulative trauma or overuse injuries. Overuse injuries tend to develop slowly and are the result of repetitive trauma, otherwise known as micro- trauma. They are different to acute injuries, where a single traumatic event […]

How to Avoid Neck Pain

How to Avoid Neck Pain

   Download ‘How to Avoid Neck Pain’ pdf An acute (sudden onset) bout of neck pain is common. Two out of three of us will have neck pain at some time in our life. In most cases it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem and often the exact cause for the pain is […]

How to Avoid Back Pain

How to Avoid Back Pain

   Download ‘How to Avoid Back Pain’ pdf Eight out of ten of us suffer occasional back pain according to the charity BackCare. If this pain is persistent or you have suffered trauma see a GP or physiotherapist. Otherwise here are a few ideas to help you avoid becoming a statistic. Chartered Physiotherapist Martine Cooper explains “A lot of back problems […]